Garlicky brioche pull-apart rolls.

A few weeks ago, while revisiting this butternut squash lasagna post, I spotted a photo of a Dakin ham, something my aunt always has on hand around the holidays. Feeling immediately nostalgic for Christmases past, I ordered a half bone-in ham.

I’m so looking forward to scoring it, studding it with cloves, and glazing it with some sweet, syrupy concoction, but I’m mostly looking forward to leftover ham sandwiches on the above-pictured rolls (recipe below), smeared with my grandmother’s mustard sauce.

I’ve included all of my favorite Christmas recipes below. If you are serving more of a traditional turkey dinner, this post may offer more guidance. The below recipes are organized as follows:

Christmas Eve

To me, nothing is more Christmas Eve-y than mussels, a meal my mother often served for the occasion. Of course, there’s no better companion for mussels than good bread. My mother’s peasant bread is an excellent choice as is this simple sourdough boule. These oven fries are something the whole family loves, and they’re a great match for mussels as well.

A simple salad dressed in a citrus-shallot vinaigrette makes it a meal.

If mussels aren’t your thing, I can’t say enough about this lasagna, which has been in the rotation a lot in recent weeks:

Butternut Squash Lasagna

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